WBPQ (The CW Plus)

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"WBPQ"
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Presque Isle, Maine
United States
Branding Presque Isle CW
Slogan Dare to Defy
Affiliations The CW (via The CW Plus)
Operator Charter Communications
Founded 1998 (20 years ago) (1998)
Call letters' meaning The WB PresQue Isle (previous affiliation)
Former affiliations The WB (1998–2006, via The WB 100+)
Logo for WBPQ as a WB 100+ affiliate.

"WBPQ" is a CW-affiliated television station in Presque Isle, Maine, United States. The call letters are fictional as it is a cable-only station. It broadcasts exclusively on cable as part of The CW Plus, which is a special CW feed that broadcasts on cable and/or over the air on a digital signal. The station is operated by Charter Communications and can be seen on Charter Spectrum channel 13.

Before becoming a CW affiliate, the station was a WB affiliate via The WB 100+ and was branded as "Presque Isle's WB". The WB 100+ was a similar cable-only operation as the current CW Plus service. On September 18, 2006, WBPQ switched to The CW after UPN and The WB closed down and merged. On The CW's local station website, it lists Presque Isle as having a CW affiliate and directs viewers to check local television listings. At one point, it was possible for CBS affiliate WAGM-TV (channel 8) which broadcasts over the air to replace its secondary UPN affiliation with The CW or add it on a new digital subchannel. Those options did not happen as WAGM chose instead to launch the area's Fox affiliate on its first (and, later, its second) digital subchannel.

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